September 13, 2015

MEETING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

TODAY

10:00 am   meeting for worship, (semi-programmed): speaker, Judith James; musician, Nancy Lichtenstein; care of meeting, Tom Ward

11:00 am   worship with attention to business: David Woolley, clerk; Tom Ward, recording clerk

Children and youth are always welcome in meeting for worship. Child care will be available today in the lower level if needed.

Friends should be mindful of the presence of young people who might be in worship. Pray for vocal ministry that might be meaningful to them, and be sensitive to the inappropriate nature of some subjects.

Please park at a distance if walking is easy for you and leave spaces close to the mtghouse for those with mobility challenges.

An informal group will meet today for the last time this year at the picnic table, 9 AM, for Quaker discussion, (Turtle Bread if raining): quakerspeak.com/quakers-racism-blessed-community/  .

At meeting for business today, we will consider the revised vision statements related the Care of the Future process. They were sent with the emailed bulletins. Paper copies are on the bulletin table. You may also find them on the website: minneapolisfriends.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/MFM-Vision-Statements-Draft-Sept-9-2015.pdf

UPCOMING MEETING EVENTS

The FALL SCHEDULE begins NEXT SUNDAY, Sept 20th:
9:00 worship (unprogrammed)
10:15 adult program
11:15 worship (semi-programmed) and first day school for children.

First day registration forms are out. If you have a child or children who will be participating in first day school or other children or youth activities at Meeting, please fill out one form per child. In Sept and Oct, the theme will be community. Next Sun (the 20th) will set the stage for the rest of the year so please come! There will be a bike ride on Sun, Sept 27th so bring your bike!

This Fall’s adult program schedule includes: three programs (of four, total) on Quaker testimonies using Doug Gwyn’s A Sustainable Life: Quaker Faith and Practice in the Renewal of Creation; two programs led by men helped by the Alternatives to Violence Project; a report on a visit with and the work of the Quaker Council on European Affairs; a Welcome for new members; and a session on Climate Crisis and Justice, disparities in hardships.

Get your Fall Camp registration turned in! Do you know which Friends are hopeless at volleyball?  Do you know who gets the campfire going? Which Friends like silent nature walks? Can you feel the ubuntu? Queries answered at Fall Camp! Camp offers a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other. Plan to attend Oct. 10th-11th, for all or part of the weekend, at Villa Maria in beautiful Frontenac, MN.  Brochures and registrations are on the bulletin table. Pick yours up to save on postage costs. Anyone with dietary restrictions should turn in their registration by Sept 20th.  All other registrations are due by Sept 27th.

Reading Group will meet Thurs, Sept. 17th, 7 pm, at the meetinghouse, reading and discussing Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong. No pre-reading required. Everyone is welcome – new-comers and old-timers; one-timers and regulars.

Caring for Creation: Help protect the Mississippi. Clean trash and leaves (especially plastic!) out of a storm sewer opening near your house, workplace, or walking area. Storm sewers flow directly to the river; any debris in them harms people and other lives downstream. One bag of trash taken from a storm sewer and deposited in your own garbage is one answered prayer.

Help garden every 1st and 3rd Tues, 6 pm. Be together and tend the meetinghouse grounds!

Mayim Rabim invites Minneapolis Friends to hear mystical interpretations of Yiddish music played on stringed instruments. Quiet our minds in stillness, contemplation, and devotion. Violinist Judith Eisner and her ensemble, here, Sept 20th, 2:00. A meditation – no commentary or applause. Free. Light lunch after worship for Friends who RSVP by this Fri; 612-926-6159.

Andy and Elizabeth invite Friends to a Show Up for Racial Justice MN (in cooperation with Black Lives Matter) neighborhood canvassing project. Volunteers will talk with white people about ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement and distribute Black Lives Matter signs. 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm (rain or shine). Training (required), door-knocking, conversation and debriefing. Meet at Folwell Rec Center (1615 N Dowling Ave, Mpls,) Sept 19th. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a clipboard if you have one! More at facebook.com/events/106504156370011

See MFM’s Kellie Rae Theiss’s art exhibit at the Bell Museum til December.

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Please give as you are able. Copies of the Meeting’s 2015-16 budget are available on the table in the long hall.

OTHER HAPPENINGS AMONG QUAKERS

Cannon Valley Friends invite Friends to their Open House, Sun, Sept 20th, 1:00–5:00 pm.  Come explore their new building, have some refreshments, and enjoy music, Peace cranes, puzzles. 512 Washington in Northfield.

Friends of Jesus: Is friendship with Jesus a part of your spiritual path? Something you are curious about? This gathering will offer space to share how you relate to Jesus and unprogrammed worship with attention to Jesus. Mon, Sept. 28th, Twin Cities Friends Mtg, 1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul, 7-8:30.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Mayim Rabim is hiring an opening/closing helper one Fri evening and one Sat morning per month plus occasional special events on a different day. Details are posted. Contact office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mayimrabim.org for more or with interest. Spread the word!

Healing Minnesota Stories invites you to tour Dakota sacred sites led by HMS founder, Jim Bear Jacobs, and Bob Klanderud: Sat, Sept. 19th, 4 pm to (approx.) 8 pm. The tour centers around the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, what the Dakota refer to as Bdote, or “meeting place of rivers.” Learn parts of long-ignored MN history from a Native perspective. Free. Lin Butler and the VandenDolders recommend. Reg: spinterfaith.org/healing-minnesota-stories/educational-events.html

OFFICE HOURS
Pat Jones’ work week is Wed-Sun. She will be in the office Wed. from 2:00-5:00 and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Carolyn VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in Wed. afternoon and Fri.   Bulletin deadline, noon Thur. Bulletin items can be phoned in to the office, emailed or written and put in the bulletin file of the blue box.

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